Harlem live on WNYU’s New Afternoon show today at 6:00PM EST

Undaunted by the Great Blizzard of 2010, unafraid of New York’s exploding Radio Shacks, and dressed for Fashion Week success (as seen above), Austin’s own Harlem have made their way to our fair city to play a couple of shows for the townies. If you’re not lucky enough to have caught them last night at the Mercury Lounge, and you can’t make it out to either of their shows this weekend, you can get a feel for the Harlem live experience by tuning in to the New Afternoon Show on WNYU today for a live session with Jose, Curtis & Coomers. The fun starts at 6:00PM Eastern, and you can tune in at 89.1FM (in New York) or at wnyu.org (in places that have the Internet).

If you’d like to see Harlem play live this weekend (and you should), here are the details:

Fri, 2/12 – Monster Island (with Frankie + The Outs, The Siberians)
Sat, 2/13 – Union Pool (with Jemina Pearl)

Those looking for a way to pre-order their excellent Matador debut, Hippies, we have you covered as well.

Cold Cave live on KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic, today at 11:15AM PST / 2:15PM EST

(photo by Jayme Thornton)
(photo by Jayme Thornton)

The gentlemen and lady of Cold Cave just capped off a great run of West Coast tour dates with two shows in Los Angeles. They’ll be back in more frigid northeastern climes soon, but before that they’ll be making an appearance on KCRW‘s Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15AM PST / 2:15 EST. Angelenos should listen at 89.9FM; Non-gelenos can join the party at kcrw.com.

Cold Cave just released the limited edition Death Comes Close 12″ EP. Both it and their full-length debut, Love Comes Close, are available at our webstore.

Times New Viking live on Radio K today, 5 PM EDT/4 PM CDT


As seen in the above clip, Times New Viking always bring their best to the good people of the Twin Cities, and just because it’s a Sunday doesn’t mean they plan on resting. Today they play not just their show at the 7th St. Entry but a live session at the esteemed Radio K at 5 PM Eastern, 4 PM Central.

Radio K can be found on the dial at a veritable plethora of locations: 104.5 FM (Minneapolis-St. Paul), 100.7 FM (St. Paul), 106.5 FM (Minneapolis) & 770 AM (Metro area). If none of those locations coincides with your own, or if all that was just too confusing, you can always listen online.

Times New Viking’s stunning new album, Born Again Revisited, can be had for your very own right here.

Beggars Group/Matador CMJ Party, Thursday October 22

(poster by Eric Losh)
(poster by Eric Losh)

The kid-tested, Big Bear-approved Beggars Group CMJ Party (not to be confused with the Matador/True Panther jam happening the following night) goes down Thursday, October 22 at Bowery Electric (327 Bowery) from 11pm to the wee hours of the morning, and will feature, among other things, a DJ set by the one and only Gerard Cosloy. RSVP does NOT guarantee entry so please, for the love of God, get there early so we can rage together.

Yo La Tengo live on The Current today, 6 PM EDT/5 PM CDT

(photograph by Jesper Eklow)
(photograph by Jesper Eklow)

Citizens of the Twin Cities and environs are blessed with not one but two opportunities for live Yo La Tengo today. In addition to going to their show tonight at First Avenue (which you surely already planned on doing), you can catch an interview and live performance by Ira, Georgia & James on 89.3 The Current. Those of you not in the area only get the one live experience, and it can be had by clicking here to listen online. The fun starts at 6 PM EDT/5 PM CDT.

Kurt Vile live on WNYU, 4:30 PM EDT

photo by Shawn Brackbill
photo by Shawn Brackbill

It’s a good week to be a Kurt Vile fan. Fresh from the weekend’s pair of Philly shows, Mr. Vile will be playing a solo acoustic set on WNYU’s New Afternoon Show starting at 4:30 PM Eastern. Tune in at 89.1 FM in New York, or online at wnyu.org.

The Kurt Vile excitement train continues with tomorrow’s release of his Matador debut, Childish Prodigy (which you can still stream here), and two live NYC performances on Wednesday, October 7: a solo performance for WFMU’s 7 Second Delay Live at the UCB Theater, and a headlining show (with The Violators) at Mercury Lounge. Full tour, and world domination, to follow.

Mission Of Burma Day in Boston, October 4 – Free MIT show details

October 4 is right around the corner, which means we’re just days away from Mission Of Burma sure-to-be-monumental show at MIT’s East Campus Courtyard. Yesterday we announced the winner of the Battle For Burma, New Haven, CT’s Eula, but there were still a few things left unsaid, and we’re going to say them now.

The lineup for the show is:

Mission Of Burma

Big Bear


Other important details:

– This is a free, all ages show.

– The show is on the East Campus Courtyard, 3 Ames Street. Click here to see a Google Map of the location.

– Please note that there is NO on-site parking. If you have to drive there, you’re on your own parking the car. Obviously, we strongly encourage the use of mass transit.

– Show is rain or shine.

– Eula starts the show at 2:30.

– There is NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED at this show.

– Backpacks and coolers are likewise NOT ALLOWED so please don’t bring them.

– The fine folks at Newbury Comics will be at the show to sell the new Mission Of Burma album, The Sound The Speed The Light, two days before you can buy it in stores. You can also pre-order the record here if that’s more your style.

If you’re in the area, this is a can’t-miss show. See you there.

Battle For Burma contest winner revealed

mob.boston show.poster

We are very, very happy to announce the winner of the Battle For Burma. The winner, who will be opening for Mission Of Burma at their free show at MIT on Sunday, October 4, is New Haven, CT’s own Eula.


Congratulations to Eula, and thanks to everyone who entered the Battle For Burma. Stay tuned for further info.

Kurt Vile on WMUC at 6pm EDT today

photo by Shawn Brackbill
photo by Shawn Brackbill

Reasons to tune in to Kurt Vile’s interview on WMUC (College Park, MD) tonight at 6pm Eastern:

1. Kurt will be talking about his new album, Childish Prodigy, which is not only better than anything he’s ever done but also better than anything most people have ever done.

2. You’ll have a chance to win a copy of the aforementioned album.

3. You’ll also have a chance to win two tickets to Kurt’s show on November 5th at the Black Cat.

4. There is probably at least one other reason.

88.1 FM if you’re in the vicinity of College Park, www.wmucradio.com if you only know Maryland from watching The Wire.

Yo La Tengo on WFMU today at 3pm

You may have noticed that we’ve been going on a bit about tonight’s epic Yo La Tengo show at Roseland in New York City, and well, what can I say? We’re excited. Other excited parties, and human beings in general, should tune in to WFMU at 3:00 this afternoon, when Yo La Tengo’s always entertaining bassist James McNew will chat by phone with David Suisman on his Inner Ear Detour show. Also, I do believe David will be playing some music from the new album Popular Songs, which as I’m sure you can imagine is a favorite around these parts.

You can engage with WFMU on the radio dial at 91.1 FM (NYC/East Central NJ) and on WMFU, 90.1 FM (Hudson Valley, Lower Catskills, Western NJ). If those parenthetical locations don’t work for you, there’s always online listening at wfmu.org.

Mission Of Burma Day in Boston October 4th – Free show at MIT + The Battle for Burma

poster by Brian Kelly
poster by Brian Kelly

I’d like to think that by now you’re all aware that Mission Of Burma’s new album, The Sound The Speed The Light, is coming out on October 6th (and is available for pre-order here). What I can tell you now is that the trio of Clint Conley, Roger Miller & Peter Prescott will be playing a free, all-ages outdoor show on the East Campus Courtyard of MIT just two days earlier, at 2pm on Sunday, October 4th.

Not only is this an unprecedented celebration of Mission Of Burma in their hometown, it’s also an opportunity for YOU (or maybe one of your friends if you’re not musically-inclined) to open for one of the greatest bands of all time. That’s right, it’s the Battle For Burma, an online battle of the bands where your band can vie for an opening slot at this very special show. To submit your band, click on this image below and upload a video of yourselves performing:

The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 25, and the winner will be hand-picked by Mission Of Burma. Contest is open to ANY band, as long as you’re cool with playing for free.

More details to come, but for now, mark your calendars, because October 4th is going to be an unusually great day at MIT.

Girls on KUSF Friday, September 4th at 11am PDT

Photo by Sandy Kim
Photo by Sandy Kim

Bay Area airwaves get a special treat as Girls pay a visit to KUSF to play live on the Sleeves On Hearts program tomorrow. Their set starts at 11am Pacific, and you can listen in at 90.3 FM in the San Francisco area, or point your web browser to kusf.org if you prefer your radio online.

In other Left Coast Girls news, their True Panther debut, Album, goes on sale in SF a week before the rest of the country, on Tuesday, September 15th. Amoeba in San Francisco will be celebrating with a free Girls instore at 6pm that day.

Kurt Vile on WFMU August 18th, 3PM EDT

Kurt Vile, with his band The Violators in tow, will be stopping by WFMU to play some songs live on The Brian Turner Show on Tuesday, August 18th, at 3 PM Eastern time. That’s tomorrow, for those of you without access to a calendar.

Tune in to WFMU on the radio dial at 91.1 FM (NYC/East Central NJ) and on WMFU, 90.1 FM (Hudson Valley, Lower Catskills, Western NJ), or online at wfmu.org.